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  1. MOUNT MARTHA had the the 5th highest median house price increase (8.60%) for the last quarter of 2018. Other Mornington Peninsula suburbs such as Mornington and Rosebud also made the list. https://reiv.com.au/property-data/high-performers
  2. Frankston is set for continued growth with the past few years performing strong. Frankston experienced a 19.5% growth rate between July 2016 to July 2017. Frankston unit prices also increased by 16.3% in the 2017-18 financial year. Frankston also had the highest land value increase in Melbourne in 2018 with a 42% growth in land prices. Overall Frankston in 2017 saw an influx of out-of-area buyers, a sharp fall in listings, rising auction sales and shorter days on market. This caused high property price growth. The lack of supply of listings also continued in 2018 making the market still competitive. Also, buyer demand continued to be equally strong in 2018 as it was in 2017. In 2018 Frankston also had a strong rental market with very few listings which attracted many investors to the area. Several homes sold after just one inspection in early 2018 and 18 Margate Ave, Frankston received 16 offers. Early 2018 proved to be a peak selling season with low supply and high demand. NAB’s Residential Property Survey also picked Frankston in 2017 and 2018 to be a property hotspot with above average property price growth. In 2018 91% of Frankston properties sold above their listed price to be the 2nd best performing suburb in Melbourne. This was followed by nearby Langwarrin at 83% and Mornington at 78% also on the top 8 suburbs list. Over the June quarter of 2018 Frankston was 1 of 3 suburbs to record no losses from resales which shows the strength of the market. Frankston has also been a very active market in 2018 with a total of 894 sales for the year. Frankston also had a strong 70% clearance rate in late 2018 compared to the broader Melbourne market. Frankston High School was also ranked in the top 90 schools in Melbourne in 2018 which has made the school zoned areas and specifically Frankston South more popular and added an $80,000 premium in the zone. Frankston South vendor scores with high-achieving school zone location - realestate.com.au https://www.realestate.com.au/news/high-sale-prices-in-frankston-school-zone/ 'Affordable prices and a wide choice of homes has helped the Frankston region withstand the full impact of a softening market in 2018. Agents noted Frankston suburbs still attract many homebuyers, investors and developers from outside and within the area.' 'The top end of the Frankston market was also set to perform well with demand still strong and supply limited in spring of 2018. Agents said quality listings above $800,000 to those seeking seven-figure sales should continue to perform well. “We expect some properties to do really well and these are in blue-chip locations in Frankston South and which are tightly held and attract buyers,” Ray White Frankston director Ashley Weston said.' Frankston is also attracting Melbourne buyers to the top end of the market with a beachfront property held on for 112 years selling above $2 million in late 2017. A a 1920s house at 10-12 Somme Ave, Frankston, sold for an impressive $3.4 million in December of 2017 showing demand in the premium segment. 6 Yamala Drive in Frankston South also took just 10 days to sell for $4.35 million in the desirable Olivers Hill area. Luxury homes continued to be popular in 2018 with a variety of successful sales in the $1.3m - $2m price bracket in Frankston South. Frankston South boasts some award winning designed homes. Frankston South and specifically Olivers Hill has become more popular being the gateway to the Mornington Peninsula and enjoying the halo effect of Mount Eliza. The area is also expected to become more accessible and connected to Melbourne with the new Mordialloc Freeway set to reduce the commute to the area by 10-15mins. The proposed Frankston Flyer including construction of a third track between Frankston and Moorabbin to create express services along the Frankston line will also improve the commute. Strong population growth is projected to see Frankston have almost the same size population as Hobart today in 2035. In the shorter term, Frankston will experience strong economic growth and employment with the biggest suburban hospital rebuild in Victoria’s history starting next year with a 11-storey tower in Frankston Hospital at a cost of $562 million. This will provide 1000 jobs during construction and over 500 long-term local jobs for doctors, nurses, allied health professionals. The train line extension business case will be completed early this year so plans are likely to come soon. This will mean both state and federal parties will have all committed to the project. Labor vows to extend Frankston line sooner. Albanese said Labor would seek to begin soon after the completion of the project’s business case in early 2019. The new health and education precinct will also see the Chisholm Tafe development finished soon as well as the Monash Peninsula’s six-storey 150-room student accommodation building scheduled to open in the next few months. Monash Peninsula's Rehabilitation, Aging and Independent Living Centre will also open in 2019. First-home and outside buyers to lift Frankston market First-home and out-of-area buyers are expected to keep the Frankston market ticking over in the new year. Buyer inquiries and listing numbers were strong towards the end of last year and should augur well for the area in 2019, OBrien Frankston director Andrew Milne said. First-home and outside buyers to lift Frankston market - realestate.com.au Projects supported by the committee for greater Frankston C4GF in 2018 – the year in review - Committee for Greater Frankston Highest proportion of resales for gain in Melbourne Frankston: 100% of sales made gains, $243,000 median profit, $112.23m total value of profit Melbourne’s bulletproof property markets revealed by new report - realestate.com.au Frankston and Frankston South have also maintained a consistent 70% auction clearance rate for the whole of 2018. Frankston South and Frankston also have good DSR scores for property investment. Frankston had the highest unit price growth in 2018 (+11.9% to a median price of $445,000) in Melbourne. Nearby Mt Martha also gained the title of top house price growth in 2018 (+12.3% to $1,100,500). Frankston had the biggest boost in median unit price across Melbourne last year, with individual buyers and investors among those driving prices. Melbourne’s price growth stars revealed In a market analysis on Hotspotting, industry watcher Terry Ryder said the cheaper end of the market (mostly the outer ring suburbs) are still rising – and some of them are rising strongly. Some of the regions with multiple suburbs recording solid price growth are the local government area of Frankston, Hume and Casey. In other words, its mostly the outer-ring areas which are still delivering strong price growth. (7th February 2019).
  3. Peninsula top end holds firm with lofty luxury sales There are good early signs for the Mornington Peninsula market in 2019 — especially in Mt Martha. Two large sales, one for $6.25 million and another for just under $7 million, have been sealed, indicating the top end of the peninsula has not been too badly affected by softer market conditions. One agency notched 14 sales in just two weeks in January in Mt Martha alone, with several fetching seven-figure prices. 297 Esplanade, Mt Martha is in an elevated spot with stunning coastal views. Despite the negativity about the market, “we have had a great start”, Warlimont & Nutt Mt Martha director Trent Cameron said. The agency’s top sale so far this year is 6 Blencairn Ave, Mt Martha, which changed hands for above $2 million. In the same suburb, 15 Suffolk Cres sold for $1.36 million, which was a street record price, Mr Cameron said. Meanwhile 48 Helena St did not even get a chance to be listed online before selling. “It sold off market through our database and fetched $1.09 million, which was above the price range,” Mr Cameron said. As an indication of the strong buyer demand, the first inspection for a Mr Martha property priced around $3 million attracted 30 groups of buyers, Mr Cameron added. 6 Blencairn Ave, Mt Martha sold strongly for more than $2 million. The deluxe 16 Pacific Tce home offers three levels of stunning living and entertaining spaces in a coveted location. “There are still many buyers out there and when they see something offered at fair value, they are stepping in to buy,” Mr Cameron said. In Balnarring, 230 Myers Rd fetched $6.25 million, with the luxury house on 3.12ha attracting several strong offers. On January 22, Kay & Burton Flinders sold 33 Bass St for a suburb house price record of just under $7 million. The former Coles family holiday home attracted buyers coming down from the city. Meanwhile, McEwing & Partners has found new owners for nine properties in Mt Martha, Mt Eliza and Mornington in under two weeks. Listing agent Marcus Gollings said several more properties had also received firm offers. Among the sales was 18 Burrawang Tce, Mt Martha, which sold to a buyer from Queensland for a price in the quoted range of $1.65-$1.795 million. A buyer from the city had the best offer for 297 Esplanade in the same suburb. And in Mornington, 28 Carnoustie Grove sold to an international buyer who would use it an investment property, Mr Gollings said. “The market has started well in 2019 and these are good early signs,” Mr Gollings said. “There were probably more buyers per property last year but properties are still selling strongly now.” He added the agency was continuing from a strong finish in December when several $3 million-plus sales were concluded. https://www.realestate.com.au/news/peninsula-top-end-holds-firm-with-lofty-luxury-sales/
  4. Inside $17.5m Flinders record challenger 'A sprawling Flinders country estate is poised to top the eye-watering local record set by a modern architectural marvel sold by rich lister family The Besens The Steven Akehurst-designed house on 9.7ha at 183 Musk Creek Rd property is on two titles and has hit the market for the first time since it was built three decades ago. If it achieves its mammoth $17.5 million price hopes, it would be Flinders’ top home sale. The record of $17 million is held by 2270 Mornington-Flinders Rd, a seven-bedroom home on 29.7ha called Miramar, which sold in April 2017. That weekender was sold by Daniel and Danielle Besen, of the Sussan Group fashion chain empire, who also sold Victoria’s former most expensive house in Toorak, and was bought by Good Guys boss Andrew Muir in a deal brokered by Peninsula Sotheby’s Rob Curtain. The Musk Creek Rd property features a villa-style house designed by Melbourne-based Akehurst, who is well-known for his luxury home creations, including several located on the Mornington Peninsula. “The house is among the earliest homes designed by Akehurst and is beautifully maintained with fabulous gardens,” Kay & Burton Flinders partner Tom Barr-Smith said. “It has a very private and quiet setting and is located on probably the best street in Flinders.” Apart from the main five-bedroom home, there is also a retreat with three bedrooms, sheds, workshops, paddocks, two dams and a mod grass tennis court. The serene property stars with a gorgeous rose garden and also formal hedged gardens. The bonus for the buyer is the potential to build another home on its own title on the property, Mr Barr-Smith said. “Such large properties on the peninsula on two titles are sought after and there will be either international buyers or wealthy locals interested,” he noted. The property captures stunning vistas of the hills and valleys. It is divided on two equal 4.85ha allotments, with the main house set behind a circular driveway. The double-storey home features a reception hallway, multiple living zones, an elegant kitchen with butler’s pantry, cellar, indoor pool, six-car garage and outdoor entertainment areas. Five ensuites and bathrooms service the five bathrooms, and finishes include travertine and tallow wood floors which are complemented with walls of windows and French doors. The separate cottage is picturesque with an entertainment veranda and is ideal to house guests or extended family.' https://www.realestate.com.au/news/inside-175m-flinders-record-challenger/
  5. 23 FEB 2019 'Cashed-up Melbourne buyers are behind Mt Martha’s steady start to the selling season in 2019. After a pause in buyer activity from last September, a steady stream of sales in the popular Mornington Peninsula suburb has brought smiles to agents and vendors. “The suburb has performed well since Christmas and we have seen six to seven sales reported each week, which is great considering the broader market performance,” Danckert agency director Sam Danckert said. “I have sold seven in Mt Martha so far this year which is on par with last year,” Mr Danckert said. “Six of the sales have gone to Baby Boomers from the city and suburbs like Kew and Hawthorn.” The sales include a vacant block at 37 Bay Rd which fetched $1.19 million, recording a 19 per cent price gain over two years for the vendor. Another buyer from Kew has splashed $2.5 million for a luxury weekender at 327 Esplanade. The majority of the pool for top-tier Mt Martha properties were mature buyers from affluent Melbourne suburbs, Mr Danckert noted. There were also more buyers who spent three or four days a week working in the city and lived on the peninsula the rest of the week, Warlimont & Nutt director Trent Cameron said. Mt Cameron recently sold 16 Pacific Tce for the suburb’s top price this year of $2.95 million. “It was on the market for three weeks and had three offers, with the Melbourne buyer intending to rent it out for 12 months before moving in,” Mr Cameron said. Another city-based buyer picked up 7 Edward Grove for $1.22 million after just one week on the market It had four offers from buyers attracted to the renovated home with bay views. The suburb reported a median house price of $1.01 million in the 12 months to last November, CoreLogic figures show. The median price has risen 40 per cent over a three-year period.' https://www.realestate.com.au/news/city-buyers-drive-mt-martha-sales/
  6. Victoria is Australia’s best wine region https://www.independent.co.uk/travel/ausandpacific/victoria-australia-wine-tasting-region-mornington-peninsula-montalto-a8442411.html Why the peninsula is Australia's dining star https://www.goodfood.com.au/eat-out/good-food-guides/good-mornington-why-the-peninsula-is-australias-dining-star-20180921-h15p1t Mornington Peninsula’s ultimate foodie destinations https://www.goodfood.com.au/eat-out/good-food-guides/good-mornington-why-the-peninsula-is-australias-dining-star-20180921-h15p1t Mornington Peninsula is where you find Australia's best wine 3 Best Day Trips from Melbourne https://www.cntraveler.com/gallery/best-day-trips-from-melbourne Why the Mornington Peninsula’s hinterland is the perfect 48 hour escape https://www.vogue.com.au/travel/destinations/why-the-mornington-peninsulas-hinterland-is-the-perfect-48-hour-escape/image-gallery/458f4aeaeeae033edaeacd152c774a74 Why You Should Explore Australia’s Mornington Peninsula https://www.winemag.com/2017/08/08/exploring-australias-mornington-peninsula/
  7. Metropolitan top 10 1. Cottesloe, Perth, Western Australia 2. Noosa Main Beach, Sunshine Coast, Queensland 3. Yarra Bay, Sydney, New South Wales 4. Port Noarlunga, Adelaide, South Australia 5. Freshwater, Sydney, New South Wales 6. Portsea, Mornington peninsula, Victoria 7. Bondi, Sydney, New South Wales 8. Balmoral, Sydney, New South Wales 9. Port Willunga beach, Fleurieu peninsula, South Australia 10. Bronte, Sydney, New South Wales https://soperth.com.au/perth-beaches-best-in-australia-25511
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    Melbourne suburbs for young families

    The Mornington Peninsula is ideal for providing a SE bayside lifestyle at a more affordable price.
  9. bayside

    Melbourne suburbs for young families

    Brisbane and Melbourne are very different cities. Melbourne has plenty more to offer being a bigger city and generally the people seem to be nicer too. The city also has a high proportion of the overseas population in Australia and is particularly popular with Uk-born migrants. The climate and weather is far more approachable and manageable coming from the UK too. Nevertheless the summer months in Melbourne are divine making the coastal regions of Victoria very popular. A fantastic alternative to Geelong is the beautiful Mornington Peninsula. The Mornington Peninsula is also the most popular place for UK born migrants in all of Melbourne. This is compared to the North of Geelong being popular with Croatians and the west being popular with Indians. Generally, Brits, Irish and Scottish migrants tend to live near the coastal suburbs where there is a higher proportion of Australians. The south-east and east of Melbourne tend to be consistently good options.
  10. 'Mt Martha had the strongest median house price growth across Melbourne in 2018. The popular Mornington Peninsula suburb’s median price jumped to $1,100,500 from $980,000 in 2018, Real Estate Institute of Victoria data shows. That impressive 12.3 per cent gain in median price was followed by 10 per cent or more growth in several outer Melbourne suburbs. RELATED: Melbourne’s price growth stars Mt Martha seller scores windfall The rise saw Mt Martha join the growing list of Melbourne suburbs with median house prices above $1 million. Other top performers included Officer (10.7 per cent annual change) and Cranbourne North (10.1 per cent), while another peninsula suburb, Mt Eliza, also did well with a 5.8 per cent price gain. Overall, the city’s median house price rose 1.4 per cent from $815,000 in 2017 to $826,500 in 2018. Local agents were not surprised by the strong price growth recorded in Mt Martha over 2018. “Mt Martha has been a hot spot for buyers in recent years,” McEwing & Partners agent Marcus Gollings said. “It used to be a place where people mainly bought holiday homes but this has changed and now young professionals, retirees and buyers from Melbourne are moving here permanently.” Mr Gollings expected prices to continue to grow because the suburb was seen as offering good investment properties and “value for money”. The peninsula was a different market from the city and this was reflected in strong prices and healthy buyer numbers, Warlimont & Nutt Mt Martha director Trent Cameron said. “Mt Martha has seen more permanent residents coming compared to mainly those buying holiday homes,” Mr Cameron said. “There has been an influx of young families and Baby Boomers attracted by the shorter commute to the city, great beaches and the village.” Mr Cameron noted more holiday-home buyers were looking in Mt Martha instead of Sorrento and Portsea to get away from the summer crowds and traffic congestion in the southernmost parts of the peninsula.' https://www.realestate.com.au/news/mt-martha-marked-top-of-the-class-in-2018/
  11. 'Melbourne’s price growth stars revealed 'Amid the doom and gloom surrounding the Melbourne housing market, the city’s median sale price crept up last year, according to Victoria’s peak real estate body. Find out our top growth suburbs. Amid the doom and gloom surrounding the Melbourne housing market, the city’s median sale price actually crept up last year. Victoria’s peak real estate body found Melbourne’s house median rose 1.4 per cent from $815,000 in 2017 to $826,500 in 2018. The figure was pulled up by booming outer suburbs including Mt Martha, Officer and Cranbourne North, according to the Real Estate Institute of Victoria. But a lacklustre December quarter, in which the house median fell 3.7 per cent, ensured the annual gains were only slight. Melbourne’s unit median also increased 1.8 per cent to $597,000 in 2018. REIV president Robyn Waters said despite sluggish auction clearance rates, a 20 per cent annual drop in residential sales and low confidence in the market, vendors who did offload homes still achieved good prices in 2018. “It might take you a bit longer to sell and you might have to put in a bit more effort,” she said. “But the big picture is showing house prices have increased slightly in Melbourne.” A recent report from another property data firm, CoreLogic, found Melbourne house values fell 9.1 per cent and unit values, 2.3 per cent, in 2018. But the REIV figures only take into account residences that sold in the city last year, while CoreLogic calculated the median estimated value of all residences in greater Melbourne, not just those that changed hands. Melbourne’s outer ring (houses up 3.1 per cent) and regional Victoria (up 5.5 per cent) were the big winners of 2018, according to REIV, with affordability, improving infrastructure and first-home buyer incentives boosting demand. The capital’s top 20 annual growth suburbs for houses were all more than 20km from the city, and many of them in the southeast, with Mt Martha notably rising 12.3 per cent to a $1,100,500 median. It was followed by Officer (up 10.7 per cent to $587,500), Cranbourne North (10.1 per cent, $600,000), Hampton Park (10 per cent, $550,000) and Pakenham (9.3 per cent, $530,000). Bonaccorde director Amanda Haimona expected “sleeping giant” Mt Martha to continue rising in 2019. While formerly dominated by holiday-makers and retirees, the Mornington Peninsula suburb was attracting more permanent homebuyers thanks to new infrastructure like Balcombe Grammar School and the Peninsula Link, and flexible work arrangements allowing work from home, she said. Nicholas Lynch Real Estate director Nicholas Lynch said Mt Martha had also been boosted by the fact neighbouring Mornington had become a “satellite city” with all the amenities a resident could need. “Mornington’s like Chapel St now, with what it offers,” he said.' Top annual growth suburbs for houses 1. Mt Martha: up 12.3% to $1,100,500 2. Officer: up 10.7% to $587,500 3. Cranbourne North: up 10.1% to $600,000 Top annual growth suburbs for units 1. Frankston: up 11.9% to $445,000 2. Richmond: up 11.5% to $640,000 3. Brunswick West: up 10.5% to $482,500
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    Advice re estate agents

    @IIENTry this link: https://www.microburbs.com.au/Vic/Melbourne-Southeastern-municipalities/Mornington-Peninsula-Shire/Mornington-(Vic.) There is a 3 page limit for viewing pages of the site without an account. Then you will need to sign up but it is also free to make an account!
  13. Here are some plans for the summer. Portsea Hotel, Portsea With multimillion-dollar projects springing up all over the Mornington Peninsula, the region's beachside stalwarts are refreshing themselves to keep up with the Jackalopes. Portsea Hotel for one. A recent refresh by design firm Projects of Imagination has spruced up the giant waterfront hotel with a new events space overlooking the bay, a burger bar and whisky den, an art gallery and an entertainment space, which will host live gigs and yoga sessions for the #fitspo crowd. Chef Paul Tyas (ex-Grosvenor Hotel and The Point, Albert Park) is heading the main kitchen and is delivering a polished menu with coiffed pub classics, plus fresher share plates, seafood and grilled meats. 3746 Point Nepean Road, Portsea, portseahotel.com.au Pier Street Kitchen, Dromana Dee's Kitchen in Dromana has become Pier Street Kitchen, an all-day cafe with a Mediterranean/Middle Eastern skew. They're ticking all the good cafe boxes with specialty coffee, all-day breakfast, children's menus and also craft beers and local wines for adults. Get around the spiced sausage rolls or the excellent falafels with silky hummus and bright salads. 19 Pier Street, Dromana, 03 5981 4666, pierstreetkitchen.com.au Hotel Sorrento Hotel Sorrento is also getting a touch-up. On Boxing Day, it launched The Cellar, a new wine and whisky bar, serving local wines, cocktails and Euro-style wine bar food in an old world space of leather booths and exposed limestone walls designed by Wendy Bergman, who was behind the luxe renovation of Giant Steps and the Mount Erica Hotel. Always a summer playground, there will be live music on Sundays. 5-15 Hotham Road, Sorrento, 03 5984 8000, hotelsorrento.com.au The Greek @ Customs House, Geelong Great Greek on the water has come to Geelong at the hands of Sydney's pioneer of modern-Greek cuisine, Peter Conistis. The chef-owner of Sydney's Alpha has turned the heritage-listed Customs House into a seafood-focused taverna. As in Sydney, you can expect tweaks on your Hellenic classics (haloumi comes with candied black walnuts and slow-roasted lamb is cooked in clay) but local calamari, octopus and anything else he can grab fresh off the boat is the clincher, selected from the big display up front and grilled in the olive wood-fired oven in the courtyard. 57 Brougham Street, Geelong, 03 5246 6500, thegreekcustomshouse.com Gladioli, Port Fairy Gladioli is back, and now it's on the beach. Chef-owner Matt Dempsey shuttered his hatted Inverleigh restaurant in 2016, finding it too difficult to maintain standards while commuting from his home in Port Fairy. Dempsey has reopened the restaurant in the heritage-listed Seacombe House – the bluestone vacated in January by Kirstyn and Ryan Sessions when they closed their fine diner Fen. Gladioli has picked up where it left off. The tweezered mod-Oz menu built on gun produce such as Great Ocean Road ducks, Shaw River cheeses and the local seafood is available a la carte or as five or eight-course tasting menus. 22 Sackville Street, Port Fairy, facebook.com/GladioliRestaurant Blackman's Brewery, Torquay Chef Glenn Laurie departed Heidelberg's Little Black Pig and Sons last year, with eyes on opening a place in the city, but he's made a sea change instead and taken the reins at Blackman's Brewery in Torquay. The pitch is a little different to his last post doing home-style Italian. Here, the menu is more broadly European and built to work with the beers, but his produce focus has drastically lifted the offering since starting mid-May. Cheeses for pizzas are coming in from That's Amore, on Saturdays they might do big paellas and Laurie hopes to introduce a lot more fresh seafood. Embracing the brews, dessert might be a granita and jelly made using strawberries salvaged after they've been used to flavour a strawberry gose beer. 26 Bell Street, Torquay, 03 5261 5310, blackmansbrewery.com.au https://www.goodfood.com.au/eat-out/news/going-coastal-the-hottest-new-openings-around-victorias-coast-20181217-h197xg
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    Advice re estate agents

    If you make a free account on https://www.microburbs.com.au/ you can use the site to become more familiar with the area based on various scores including travel/convenience, tranquility, family friendly and affluence. This should assist you in researching suburbs. In the Life in Australia > Education forum on this website you can learn about the best schools and everything education related.
  15. 'Balnarring beauty poised to top $6 million (JANUARY 4, 2019) An elegant American farmstead-and-Hamptons-inspired property hidden inland on the Mornington Peninsula is making waves at the top end of the market — and across Australia online. An elegant American farmstead-and-Hamptons-inspired property hidden inland on the Mornington Peninsula is making waves at the top end of the market. The 3.12ha property at 230 Myers Rd, Balnarring was the most viewed listing in Australia to end 2018 and kick start the new year on realestate.com.au. While no doubt plenty can only dream of setting foot in the laid-back luxe four-bedroom home, Aqua Real Estate director Michelle Skoglund said those with the cash to seal a deal that would “definitely have a six in front of it” were also showing plenty of interest. RELATED: Live like a lord at beachside Frankston South mansion “It’s definitely causing a lot of excitement on the Mornington Peninsula,” she said. “There is very strong inquiry. I’ve had at least five calls a day since it went online (two weeks ago) from people trying to get through prior to the first open for inspection.” A pool, spa, fire pit, pool house and extensive horse facilities are some of the exclusive elements to enjoy on the expansive grounds. The two-year-old house has soaring ceiling heights in the main open-plan living area, with stone features and American oak timber flooring also driving a deluxe Hamptons aesthetic. Balnarring is about an hour from Melbourne. The property’s first inspection is tomorrow, January 5, from 2.30-3pm.' https://www.news.com.au/finance/real-estate/melbourne-vic/balnarring-beauty-poised-to-top-6-million/news-story/b6a2c166c91e07b64761923a7fc06ffe